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Granny Squares & Quilting Supplies Aug 06

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Well I am getting ready for my quilting project. I got my circular ergo scissors, the template on the left, replacement blades and a stencil cutter pen One of the most important parts is the green mat where you can cut the fabric. I have also ordered some Fabric from a reputable Ebay Quilting Store.


This is one of the 12 in squares for the Granny Guy Square Exchange , that we have on a monthly basis at my group at the following link ---->>> http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot , (since the group is private you can no longer lurk you have to join to see our pages LOL),which is also helping The Heart Made Blessings Afghans. We make two Squares for your partner and two for the Charity.

You can find this wonderful charity at http://heartmadeblessings.org . This is a charity that will help many people. You will get such satisfaction, I know I do. Our friend Drew from Houston is accepting our squares for our group. He has a new book that you may want to chek out.


So thanks so much for …

Pot holder and a Xmas Exchange

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I did not think that I was going to like this Pot Holder, but I do. It can be done in different colors and it is very sturdy. I will keep posting my pot holders as I go along. I am getting more busy than I thought and getting ready to have a whole farm full of pot holder animals. LOL.


I also got a Xmas exchange at Crochet Depot , even though it was a little late It was fulfilled by the person who was my partner. You can see the beautiful yarns and objects that I received. Two great Looking potholders and a great dishcloth, a candle and some notepads.



But as good as this was we have a bad Apple in our midst. Her name, I will keep her name private for now, her MSN and possibly yahoo Nickname Lady_Krow. I am sure that she will have many nicknames around. She failed to fulfill her commitment in the exchange for the Heart Made Blessings Charity and for her Partner as well. She was asked about it and she lied and kept the items that were sent to her , that's a no no, shame on you. Do not …

Owls can make cute potholders

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This is probably a show only potholder, even though you can use it to hold a pot. The eyes are glued and are not crocheted as you can tell. The bow is crocheted as well, and is not fabric like the pattern called for. This pattern if from a leaflet that I bought on Ebay of vintage potholders. The pattern is harder than what I expected, I guess if you use a double strand of yarn instead of making two heads, two bodies, it will be different. I will find out as I create the second potholder, Most likely it will be in brown and natural, or it may be just black,but I am going to use two strands of yarn instead of one.

Some potholder patterns call for three strands of yarn. I guess it is difficult to see if this will help you grab a hot item without transferring the heat. So far the potholders that I have made have never failed me.

So this is my latest creation I will be working on some more later on, there will be some more by the end of the week. Thanks for stopping by.

Aug 06 Mystery Crochet Along Revealed

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This is what our Mystery Crochet Along at http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot looked like when it was done. It is made in Omega Nylon Thread No. 18. What isit you may ask? It is a Men's Backscrubber and you can find the pattern here http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/lffunt/zigzag.htm
This pattern is courtesy of Priscilla Hewitt, what a great designer. There is more than the backscrubber in the pattern, but for the Mystery Crochet Along I selected the backscrubber.

It was very interesting to work in Nylon, this is the second or third time that I make something with some kind of nylon thread. I think it is a great idea for the shower as it will be hard for it to get moldy et cetera. It was a little tricky as I have not worked with thisind of thickness before, but it all worked out. I am sure that you could make beautiful purses with this material, it is very resilient and has a nice touch. I got some more at my local Record store! Omega thread is made in Mexico and you can find an equivale…

From Soups to Thimbles, all in one day

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Well the day started with me dragging myself out of bed, I am always very tired, never seem to get a good night of sleep, maybe is HIV or old AGE or maybe is the medications or the fact that I have AIDS. I share this because I know there are thousands of us out there that do not complain, but that are going through the similar circumstances and issues day after day. Please don't think that this is an AIDS blog, but it is part of me and so I share in the hopes that it will help others understand some of the discomforts that we go through. It is also my hope to show that you can still live life no matter what. Nevertheless the days continue and my adventures through this planet continue on, with the search and discovery of what is fun, what tastes good and what is around the river bend..

I went to the Buchannan Dental Clinic and they have switched the person that does my teeth cleaning without me asking, just because they felt like it or it was a mistake. Well I decided that maybe to…

Entering Tenebrea a short Book review

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I just finished this novel and I can tell you that it kept me entertained and wishing I have bought the other two books, which I have , but they are hidden , they are collectors items as they have been signed. I buy two sets , one to read and one to keep untouched.

So What is this about ? You may ask. The books Starts with Andre Flores and her family enjoying a nice day by a shore. As Andrea Flores watches her family gets annihilated by the COR Ordinate. The COR is a human system where the workforce is made out of clones. Andrea was injured and was taken by a Jod another race and was recruited into the Tenebrea, which is an exclusive military corp. Andrea trained and embarked into her mission to infiltrate the COR and see what they were up to. Will they be able to destroy The Clone Welfare Institute? Will the NewGen clones make to a second generation?

To make a long story short, this novel is so full of action that it keeps you guessing what is going to happen next. The authors were ver…

Vintage Dress Potholders-Dishcloths for all!

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I bought this pattern at http://www.lullabiesandlace.com/ and the owner Anna is a great lady that has all kinds of patterns for babies and for the Kithcen. She is also a member of http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot


But let me tell you more about this pattern. This pattern calls for DMC #10 thread, I am sure you can use #20 and #30 without any problems. It also calls for a small hook of course no.3. I used regular cotton and H Hook. I skipped the last 7 rows and decided to close the pattern at the bottom. Why? It was going to be too big and long LOL. Oh and instead of a belt I made a bow. I also added the hanging loop. It is a nice dishcloth that you can use to dry dishes if you like, or a great potholder as it is in all effects a dress.

You can pretty much use this pattern to make baby clothes. I am very glad that I bought the pattern as I think it is a great asset to my collection of patterns. It is not complicated, but it was a joy seeing this pattern come to life.

Thanks for stopping …

Gods of Kobol Have mercy on me! An AIDS Commentary

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I guess I can say that with some Cylon-Human-Hybrid blood there may be the end of AIDS. Sadly the Cylons are so far away and our Sister Tribes have not shown up yet.


In recent weeks I went to take a certification training to be able to volunteer more efficiently in my AIDS foundations' activities and groups. What was more amazing is the fact that only 2 people from the group were HIV Pos with Full Blown AIDS. Here is one of the faces of AIDS , mine. Even though I look pretty good, there is a lot behind that looking good. Beauty is such hard work to maintain, but wellness and sanity that's a different story.

It is amazing what you hear when you have lived this long with the disease. It is amazing what you see after so many years of living with HIV or AIDS or any life threatening disease for that matter. I was reading of a very promising cure. Wouldn't that be nice? We can not lose hope, it's a matter of time, maybe we can cure more than one ailment with the same discovery…

63 Easy to Make Squares Afghan

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Somehow this got posted ahead of time, but I guess it is the right time to post it. I have finished the 63 easy to make squares afghan. I did not follow the pattern in many ways. I follow the pattern for each square, but when it came to the colors and assembly, that was a different Story. I created my own pattern to what I thought I wanted it to look like. Thi is another Charity Afghan made in Scott's Name.

We will have this Crochet Along every year along with the next Crochet Along that is 63 "MORE" , Easy to make afghan which is another book with 63 more squares to make. It is essential in your library, it will give you ideas for lots of projects. Thanks for stopping by and remember to always take care of yourself. Until next time.

Blue Dishcloths and Low Carb Pumkin Carrot Cake

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Between Crochet , kniting and quilting I take time to make wonderful deserts. Today I finish two dishcloths, tell me what do you think about them. Do you like them? Do you like the ring , it will help you with the easy hanging after use?


This is a recipe I adapted from the internet and I will tell you it is delicious. High Calorie, but very nutritious. Remember you can make it low fat, but it will not be as filling. each slice can have anywhere from 250 to 500 Calories depending on how many slices you make and what ingridients you use. One thing is for sure, it will not throw your insuline off like a regular cake. I cut the cake in 8 slices, oh! and it freezes well. I say that because it has no preservatives and it will not last more than a week in the fridge without going bad. Thanks for stopping by.



Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Preparation Time: 20 min.
Bake Time: Approx. 25-30 min.
Makes: 20 servings


1.5 cups SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener,
3/4 cup (Canola Oil or Olive Oi…

Quilting Toys Aug 06

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Today I got some of my new Quilting toys. I am waiting for some books that I have ordered, I will share the books with you later on. I guess I want a different craft to keep me busy when I want a change in venues of craftiness. Quilting seem to be the right idea.

I will try my hand at quilting either by hand or by machine. First by hand and then into the machine if I want to get a different kind of fancy stitch.

I went to the actual store Joann.com to have a look at the stuff and feel the material so that I could order it online without any doubts. Sometimes it is not enough to look at the stuff. By feeling the material and looking at it we appraise the quality of the object. You can not do that online. When I went to the store I even bought some batting. That in itself was a question of looking at it and getting something you liked. There were combinations of cotton, polyester and other stuff. I decided for 100% cotton. Thanks for stopping by and come back so that you can see the books…